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stirrup bone

the nontechnical name for stapes
Word Origin
C17: so called because of its stirrup-like shape
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  • It is on the inner side of the oval window, which was closed, as we have seen, by the stirrup bone.

    A Practical Physiology Albert F. Blaisdell

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